Southquill Health Area Foodbank Continues to Impact Communities
News flash update about how Southquill Health Area Foodbank is impacting the communities of Erickson, Onanole, Sandy Lake and Rolling River First Nation (Treaty 4 1874).
Although we are now housed in the same building as the SCORE Store (thrift shop) we are still able to use the generosity of our church (Erickson Lutheran Church) for our Board meetings. We have been able to build a Community Garden gathering place where multiple cultures have been meeting (observing covid protocols of course) to share stories, get to know one another, and to learn and share knowledge about healthy food and shortening our food supply chain. Even though the food bank is in a settler community it was important to recognize and incorporate First Peoples’ input on the design and function of the Community Garden associated with the Food bank. We will continue to collaborate with those in need and those that can support those in need. We will need larger and more permanent space for the food bank to be able to meet the needs of the clients. We are grateful for the many blessings we have received in donations of dollars, food, clothing and volunteers!